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Tuesday News 1/17/23

Tuesday News 1/17/23

Last week, students age 9-14 had the chance to compete in the local Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest during PE class. They did a fantastic job! One girl and one boy from each age group who sunk the most free throws will go on to compete at the District Championship! The KofC will send us the results this week, so stay tuned!

Announcements

Re-Enrollment Begins JANUARY 13; FACTS financial aid opens JANUARY 1

Re-enrollment for current families opens Jan 13 and closes Feb 13; new family registration opens Feb 14.

FACTS financial aid process begins on Jan 1. You MUST submit a FACTS application if you wish to be considered for MSS tuition assistance, scholarships, and AOB tuition assistance. The largest aid awards will go to those families who complete their application by Jan 22. Subsequent rounds will have less to offer.

Re-Enrollment Begins JANUARY 13; FACTS financial aid opens JANUARY 1

Re-enrollment for current families opens Jan 13 and closes Feb 13; new family registration opens Feb 14.

FACTS financial aid process begins on Jan 1. You MUST submit a FACTS application if you wish to be considered for MSS tuition assistance, scholarships, and AOB tuition assistance. The largest aid awards will go to those families who complete their application by Jan 22. Subsequent rounds will have less to offer.

Re-Enrollment Information

Save the Date: HSA Cash Bingo - March 18 - Tickets on sale now

Saturday, March 18 at VHC Activities Building (next door to MSS). Prepaid tickets are $40 - buy before March 3rd to be entered in Early Bird drawing for $100! Click on the link for more details and to purchase your tickets.

Save the Date: HSA Cash Bingo - March 18 - Tickets on sale now

Saturday, March 18 at VHC Activities Building (next door to MSS). Prepaid tickets are $40 - buy before March 3rd to be entered in Early Bird drawing for $100! Click on the link for more details and to purchase your tickets.

VIEW FLIER

PURCHASE TICKETS

Let's GLOW Crazy for Girls Night Out: Tickets Now Available - RSVP by February 1!

Saturday, February 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mother Seton School

Girls and Adult Loved Ones: The MSS Home and School Association invites you to GLOW CRAZY for our first Girls Night Out. Come on out and dance the night away under the black lights! Tickets are $20 for 1 adult, 1 child couple. $10 for each additional guest. Refreshments and glow sticks for everyone! Photos available ($5) and may be purchased at the dance or ahead of time.

RSVP is required by February 1, 2023.

Let's GLOW Crazy for Girls Night Out: Tickets Now Available - RSVP by February 1!

Saturday, February 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mother Seton School

Girls and Adult Loved Ones: The MSS Home and School Association invites you to GLOW CRAZY for our first Girls Night Out. Come on out and dance the night away under the black lights! Tickets are $20 for 1 adult, 1 child couple. $10 for each additional guest. Refreshments and glow sticks for everyone! Photos available ($5) and may be purchased at the dance or ahead of time.

RSVP is required by February 1, 2023.

RSVP HERE BY FEBRUARY 1

Let's GLOW Crazy for Girls Night Out: Volunteers Needed!

Please join us in helping make Girls Night Out memorable for our girls and their guests. We are looking for some volunteers to help with setup, games, check-in, food, and anything else we may need to help make this event GREAT.

Let's GLOW Crazy for Girls Night Out: Volunteers Needed!

Please join us in helping make Girls Night Out memorable for our girls and their guests. We are looking for some volunteers to help with setup, games, check-in, food, and anything else we may need to help make this event GREAT.

YES, COUNT ME IN!

Prayer Corner

Please Pray For...

all those in California and Alabama who have been affected by the recent tornadoes, flooding, and mudslides

all those in the Philippines suffering through historic flooding

all those affected by war, especially in Ukraine

Please submit your prayer requests to Lynn at ltayler@mothersetonschool.org

There will no longer be a print version of the Tuesday News. It will be available on the website each Tuesday evening and you will receive an email notification once it is published. The provider we use will not allow us to manually enter emails that have previously been unsubscribed, so if you have previously unsubscribed from any of our mailings, you will need to re-enter your email address. Also, be sure to add advancement@mothersetonschool to your email client’s contact list so the newsletter isn’t caught in a Spam filter.

22-23 YEAR AT A GLANCE

A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

Our close relationship with Mount St. Mary’s University is one of the greatest blessings at Mother Seton School. I’m grateful for the Mount’s support of MSS, which has allowed our students to participate in unique experiences such as field trips to D.C. and the challenge course.

On January 26 at 7:00 p.m., Mount Athletics is hosting Mother Seton School Night during their men’s basketball game against Fairfield University. MSS students wear their PE shirts or other MSS spirit wear and can attend the game for free; admission for their family members is reduced to $5. Please see our announcements section above for specific details.

I’m pleased we now have the opportunity to return some of that support to the Mount. Beginning January 24, the university will hold an undergraduate class in our Media Center. The course—Computational Thinking Workshop—is for students studying Elementary Education and will be taught by professor Lori Sheetz. The two-hour course will be held on our campus on January 24 and 31 and February 7 and 14. We are excited to welcome Mount St. Mary’s students and to share our new Media Center with them.

We also have the chance to participate in a mutually beneficial activity through the Mount Usher Program. Anyone 16+ can sign up to be an usher at a Mount men’s or women’s basketball game. Volunteers earn prizes for their student’s homeroom and money for the HSA. See our Tuesday News below for more details and the signup link.

Catholic Schools Week is fast approaching. Please see the schedule of events in this week’s Tuesday News and take note of our service project beginning next Monday, January 23.

Have a Blessed Week!

Sincerely,

Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Principal


LAST CHANCE: In celebration of Mother Seton's feast day this month, we are giving away copies of Annabelle Melville's biography of her, Elizabeth Bayley Seton 1774-1821: Mother, Foundress, Saint. This is a definitive biography of her life and is exclusive to the National Shrine. If you would like a complimentary copy, please email advancement@mothersetonschool.org.

Find more details about the book here.

Cafeteria Update

Due to the rising cost of milk, among other food supplies, we have had to make the difficult decision to raise the cost of milk from $0.10 to $0.35. The price of a full lunch with milk will also increase from $3.25 to $3.60. This will begin on January 30th.

Thank you for understanding!

CALENDAR REMINDERS

February 3 and February 17 are half-days (noon dismissal). There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE on Feb 3.

February 13 is NO SCHOOL (Staff retreat).

February 20 is NO SCHOOL in observance of Presidents Day.

The At-a-Glance calendar has been updated to reflect the change on Feb 17 from No School to Noon Dismissal. Please remember, these dates are subject to change and you should consult Tuesday News or the online calendar for current event information.

Girls Night Out: Let's GLOW Crazy! 

Saturday, February 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mother Seton School

Girls and Adult Loved Ones: The MSS Home and School Association invites you to GLOW CRAZY for our first Girls Night Out. Come on out and dance the night away under the black lights! Tickets are $20 for 1 adult, 1 child couple. $10 for each additional guest. Refreshments and glow sticks for everyone! Photos available ($5) and may be purchased at the dance. 

Visit here to register. Tickets may be purchased online (link on registration form) or you can print a copy of the form and submit with check made payable to Mother Seton School HSA (Glow Party in memo line). 

VIEW FLIER

***Volunteers and Snacks NEEDED***

Please visit our SignUp genius to volunteer for one of the open slots -- we need help before, during, and after the party! We are also looking for donations of various snack items to help keep costs low. THANK YOU!

Advocacy Alert - BOOST Scholarship

Many of our families take advantage of the Maryland BOOST Scholarship program. This scholarship helps cover the cost of private school tuition for eligible families. The Maryland BOOST Coalition has sent this alert asking for help in ensuring there are funds for next year and beyond:

We have a challenge this year with uncertainty regarding whether BOOST will exist as we know it today. Special interests want it removed entirely from the state budget. We need you to send this email to state legislators today.

The Maryland General Assembly authorizes funding for our kids’ BOOST scholarships and the Governor of Maryland introduces the budget wherein BOOST is funded.

Governor Hogan has included this funding in his initial budget but now that there is a new Governor and many new members in the Senate and House, we need to educate these stakeholders on why BOOST is important to current students and those future generations who not only want, but need, these scholarships.

Maryland BOOST is currently funded at $10 million. The return on investment in kids through these programs cannot be understated. Please help us in having our voices heard!

Click HERE to take action

Mount Usher Program

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TEENS NEEDING SERVICE HOURS!

Mount St. Mary's University Mens and Womens basketball program is teaming up with Mother Seton School's Home & School Association to help support Mother Seton School. Come enjoy Mount basketball while helping Mother Seton School raise funds!

CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS AND CLAIM YOUR GAMES TODAY!

Congratulations to the Donut Party winners for this last round of volunteering: Mrs. Schisler's K and Mr. Pace's grade 6 homerooms!

Mrs. Schisler won for lower elementary with 7 volunteers and Mr. Pace won for middle school with 13 volunteers!

The next round for the Donut Party prize will include games worked December 19 through January 26. The homerooms with the most volunteers will win a donut party. At the end of the season, the homeroom who had the most volunteers will win a Pizza and Ice Cream Party! Sign up today to help your child's class!

Catholic Schools Week 2023 - MSS: Strenghtening Hearts and Minds

January 30-February 3

We have an exciting week planned for Catholic Schools Week this year! This year's CSW service project will benefit homeless shelters in Frederick County and will run from January 23-February 3. We are collecting socks, hats, and gloves which will be delivered to the shelters by the Maryland Coalition for Families. VIEW FLIER

Our week will begin by celebrating the community and end with the dedication of the Ed and Helen Reaver Family Media Center. VIEW OUR COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Re-Enrollment Season Begins

It's that time of year to start thinking about re-enrollment! The system is open to current families only. Current families have until February 13 to re-enroll and receive the early bird discount on registration fees.

Enrollment opens to new families starting February 14; classroom spots cannot be guaranteed for returning families as of that date. FACTS financial aid application opens January 1st - this is REQUIRED for any family who wants to be considered for tuition assistance. To be considered for assistance in the first round (with the most available funds), please complete your application by January 22. All parishes in the AOB also require this to be completed to receive parish assistance.

For complete details, including the schedule of tuition and fees and important deadlines can be found on our Admissions page. An email will be going out to current families, as well. Questions about the process should be directed to Laurie Szukalski at admissions@mothersetonschool.org. Questions regarding financial aid or tuition should be directed to our finance department at finance@mothersetonschool.org.

Sponsorship Ads for Folders and Handbooks

Did you know that the folders the students use and the handbooks you receive at the beginning of each year are free to us thanks to ad sponsorships? If you would like to be a sponsor or know someone who would like the opportunity, please complete this form and return to the front office, or call Mary Lou (her phone number is on the form). 

Community Fundraiser - Bentley Wetzel Italian Dinner Benefit

Friday, January 27, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Parish Hall in Thurmont

Benefits 4-month-old Bentley Wetzel who has serious medical needs. Please VIEW FLIER for more details. His family thanks everyone for their continued support!

 

SICK POLICY REMINDER - IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

*Additional reminder: if your child has vomiting or nausea and is sent home from school, they should NOT RETURN THE NEXT DAY. Please follow the 24-hour rule as you would for fever or diarrhea.

There are many viruses going around, not the least of which are COVID, flu and RSV. Many of our students have already suffered illnesses. PLEASE, in order to keep our school healthy and to show consideration to other students, faculty, staff, and families, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE TOO SICK TO TAKE PART IN NORMAL ACTIVITIES OR IF THEY HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

  • Fever at or above 100˚F
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Uncontrollable cold symptoms
    • persistent/disruptive cough
    • excessively runny nose
    • headaches/body aches
    • sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Green nasal discharge lasting longer than ten days or accompanied by fever/chills
  • Pinkeye

Since cold and flu symptoms can mimic COVID, please ensure your child has tested negative for COVID before sending them to school. We have at-home test kits for your convenience. Your pediatrician can also recommend a combination COVID-Flu-RSV home test kit if they believe it's necessary.

As a reminder, children must be fever- and diarrhea-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medicine (Tylenol, Motrin, Immodium, etc.) before they can return to school.

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms at school, we will send them home. If your child must miss more than 3 days of school, we ask you to please bring a doctor's note upon their return to school.

Thank you for your consideration of the health of others and your assistance in keeping our school healthy!

CAFETERIA MENU

Afternoon Pick Up Procedures

We are doing our best to keep the car lines organized so we do not block Creamery Road. Please see the map below for how the flow is conducted for pick up.

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